Rotterdam the Hague Airport serves about one million passengers each year, but it is still the third largest airport in the Netherlands.
Most flights to Rotterdam Airport come from other airports in Europe. It's a great airport to use for passengers wishing to avoid the hassle of larger airports. There aren't that many shops and restaurants at the airport, but the Panoramic Restaurant offers great views the runway as you grab a quick cup of coffee before your flight.
The airport is located five miles (8km) north of Rotterdam.
Getting to the city
RandstadRail, a high-speed train, connects the airport to The Hague, Leidschendam, Pijacker, Zoetermeer and Rotterdam Central Station. From the central station you can catch trains to Antwerp, Brussels and Paris. To use public transport, you'll need to buy a 'OV-Chipkaart' (Public Transport Chip Card) from a newsagent at the airport. The RET bus 50 connects to the Meijersplein metro station, where you can transfer to Line E to the city centre; a round trip of about 20 minutes overall. For a more direct route, the No. 33 bus will get you to Rotterdam Central Station in about 25 minutes. The B12 line operates at night and in the early morning.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +31 (0)10 446 3444.
Major car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz, Budget, Sixt and Europcar have desks in the arrivals section.
Taxis are available directly outside the terminal building.
Airport facilities include banks, ATMs and currency exchange, information desks, conference facilities, and a business lounge, a post office, travel agents, baby-changing stations, and a variety of shopping and dining options.
Parking is available in any of the three parking lots - P1, P2 and P3. P1 and P3 are the long-term lots, while P2 is the short-term lot. All the parking lots are easily accessible from the terminal.
Wifi is available for free throughout the airport.
Business Travellers get access to the Rotterdam Airport Lounge, but other economy class ticketholders will need to pay an entrance fee. Rotterdam Airport has other airline lounges as well as conference facilities.
Rotterdam Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.